The Byrne and Marine Commercial Development in Burnaby is one of Metro Vancouver’s largest food, drug, general merchandise and apparel retail anchored shopping centres.
Associated Engineering was responsible for the design of on-site and off-site infrastructure for the development of the 12 ha commercial development site. The off-site design included 330 m of roadworks, 460 m of sanitary sewer and force mains, 460 m of water mains and 460 m of storm sewer. The on-site storm sewer design included the use of pervious aquapavers for all parking areas (3 ha), providing 5,000 m3 of on-site detention within the underground detention pond created by the use of a railway ballast layer ranging between 300 mm and 700 mm in depth. The design required liaison with the developer, architect, landscape architect, geotechnical sub-consultant, mechanical sub-consultant and the City of Burnaby, Engineering and Environmental Departments.
Associated Engineering was further responsible for preparing Tender Documents and Construction Drawings, and were the Contract Administrators for the on-site and off-site civil works.
The design reflects the Big Bend area’s unique ecosystem while creating a sustainable architectural setting.